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Laws and Legislation
Find current and historical information regarding legislative activity in Congress. Includes: bills, the Congressional Record, Congressional Advisory Board Reports, the legislative process, Congressional Internet sites, etc.
PA Supreme Court Cases from 1754
Search state Supreme Court decisions from Pennsylvania.
US Code : Popular Names of Acts
Laws are often referred to by popular names--but sometimes they are not easy to locate using these name. This site will help you translate the popular name into the formal citation information.
Westlaw Campus Research
If you need to find a federal or state law, this is the database to search. Students will be able to trace legislative history. Make an appointment with a librarian if you need help with this database.
Center for Workforce Information & Analysis
The "Home of PA Work Stats" for Pennsylvania's job seekers, employers, education and training providers, counselors, news media, and workforce professionals.
PA State Data Center
Pennsylvania's official source of population and economic statistics.
American Community Survey
The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing statistical survey that samples a small percentage of the population every year -- giving communities the information they need to plan investments and services.
US Census Data ( formerly American FactFinder )
Official U.S. Census Bureau data covering the state, county, or city levels for population, housing, economic and geographic data.
Data and Statistics about the USA ( from usa.gov )
Provides access to the the full breadth of Federal statistical information without having to know which Federal agency to search. Covers: economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, energy, farm production, and more.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
The indispensable reference for "statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Selected international data are also included." Current and previous editions are available.
Company and Industry Information
North American Industrial Classification System ( NAICS )
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
Industry Surveys ( CFRA )
Covers 42 major U.S. industries and 10 international industries - analyzing operations, highlighting current problems and opportunities and giving valuable insights into upcoming trends. Each industry profile contains information about the current environment, an industry profile, how the industry operates, key ratios and statistics, how to analyze a company, comparative company analysis.
EDGAR : US Securities and Exchange Commission ( SEC ) Filings
The SEC’s EDGAR database provides free public access to AS REPORTED corporate financial information. All public companies (except foreign companies and companies with less than $10 million in assets and 500 shareholders) are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR.
Polling / Survey Resources
ICPSR : Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
The vast majority of ICPSR data holdings are public-use files with no restrictions on their access. ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.
Pew Research Center
Pew Research Center conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.
<> PollingReport tracks U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races, hot U.S. House contests, the presidential race, ballot initiatives and referenda, and major issues.
<> New surveys are added as they are released. Data are from primary sources only -- not from wire stories, blogs or tip sheets.
<> Portions of most polls are freely accessible, some data requires a subscription.
Collected Resources Made for Journalists
News ( WestLaw )
A database containing newspapers, magazines, journals, newsletters, government press releases, and transcripts of television and radio shows and congressional testimony. Coverage varies by source.
Access the full-text for more than 400 newspapers and other sources. Includes: USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Times (London); plus transcripts from CNN, National Public Radio, CBS News, Fox News, CNBC, etc.
Sample Resources for Class Instruction - Beer Industry Associations
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Interactive Journalism by
Publication Date: 2016-10-13
History of the impact of digital technology on reporting, photojournalism, graphics, and other disciplines that define interactive journalism. An eyewitness study of the field's evolution and accomplishments ranges from the interactive creation of Al Jazeera English to the celebrated data desk at the Guardian to the New York Times' Pulitzer-endowed efforts in the new field.
The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism by
Publication Date: 2016-08-16
The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism starts from the pressing need for a thorough and bold debate to redefine the assumptions of research in the changing field of journalism.
Privacy and the Media by
Publication Date: 2017-05-05
Privacy and the Media equips students to do just that, providing a comprehensive overview of both the theory and reality of privacy and the media in the 21st Century. Offering a rich overview of this crucial and topical relationship, Andy McStay: • Explores the foundational topics of journalism, the Snowden leaks, and encryption by companies such as Apple • Considers commercial applications including behavioural advertising, big data, algorithms, and the role of platforms such as Google and Facebook • Introduces the role of the body with discussions of emotion, wearable media, peer-based privacy, and sexting • Encourages students to put their understanding to work with suggestions for further research, challenging them to explore how privacy functions in practice.
The Millennials by
Publication Date: 2015-01-15
provides a demographic and socioeconomic profile of the Millennial generation, which spanned the ages of 20 to 37 in 2014, and it includes a special supplement on the iGeneration—the population under age 20.
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